Joseph Scott Peters, 60, of Bartlesville and formerly of Nowata, passed away at his home, November 8, 2021.
Scott was born April 8, 1961, at Tulsa, Oklahoma to Gerald Lee Peters and Judith Carol (Felber) Peters. Scott grew up in Nowata and was a member of the NHS graduating class of 1979. He was a talented musician from a very young age and joined Bryan Adams, J.D. Paige, Jimmy Krouse and Chuck Price in the band Blue Ticc. The band played several teen dances including a “residency” at The Attic, above the Rexall Drug Store. He, Bryan and Jimmy later formed ZZorker’s Ridge.
After high school, Scott attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a BA in Radio-TV-Film Journalism. He was accepted into the Officer Candidate School at Quantico, Virginia and after two separate attempts, Scott was not able to physically complete the training and was Honorably Discharged as a private in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He had a variety of jobs over the course of his life, including working at The Jockey Strap Saloon in Norman, Ryan’s Steakhouse in Tulsa, KNFB Radio and Benjamin Funeral Service, both of Nowata, Napa Auto Parts, Davey Tree Service and the Outback Steak House in Arkansas.
Scott married Susan Lewis on September 28, 2013, at HIS Life Church in Nowata. The couple made their home in Nowata until moving to Bella Vista, Arkansas to care for his mother. After Judy’s death, they returned to Nowata. Scott loved music and could pick up and play almost any instrument. He enjoyed animals and raised Newt, the cat; Marshall Dillon or “Dill” his dog and his faithful crow, Joan. His blood pressure ebbed and flowed with Sooner football and he enjoyed reminiscing with his friends.
Scott is survived by his wife, Susan of the home; one aunt, Wanda Jean Anglin of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; his cousins, Lisa (Burch) Belden of Nowata; DeAnna Knox of Chouteau, Oklahoma, Gerald Burch of Broken Arrow, Julie Thompson of Owasso, Oklahoma, Stephanie Anglin of Broken Arrow, Steve Shearhart of Broken Arrow, Joel Anglin of Oologah and David Anglin of Atlanta, Georgia, as well as a host of friends and his cat, Liza Jane Peters. He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry on December 12, 2016, and his mother, Judy on May 12, 2021.